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children. a crash so severe, so explosive, all that's left, burned wreckage. >> diane schuler had a blood alcohol content of .19%. diane schuler had approximately six grams of alcohol in her stomach. alcohol that had yet to be metabolized. diane schuler had a high level of thc in her blood. thc is the active ingredient pertaining to marijuana. >> i go to bed every night knowing, my heart is clear, she did not drink. she is not an alcoholic. >> because we have never known diane to be anything but a responsible and caring mother and aunt, this toxicology report raises more questions than it provides answers for our family. >> i cannot believe that this manifested itself just on this one incident, and never before did she imbibe liquor in any quantity, never before used drugs. we intend to pursue every civil remedy. i believe there's a strong fragrance of criminality. i want to find out what did the husband, the brother, other people know. >> and tonight, a florida beach beauty marries her dream man and the newlyweds all set to live happily ever after until death does them part. what the 26-
drunk and act in -- >> i never saw her drunk since the day i met her. >> a 36-year-old mother, diane shuler, drove the wrong way for nearly two miles on a new york highway with five children inside her minivan. they struck an suv with three adults head-on. eight people were killed. authorities revealed schuler had a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit. equivalent to ten drinks. that she also had traces of marijuana in her system. >> how do you put five children in a car when you are a mother and you're drunk? how do you do that? it's incomprehensible. i can't even -- we have children. i would never, ever do something like that. it's just -- it's crazy. >> i go to bed every night knowing, my heart is clear, she did not drink. she is not an alcoholic. listen to all that. she is not an alcoholic, and my heart is restless every night when i go to bed. something medically had to have happened. >> good evening. i'm nancy grace. i want to thank you for being with us. a florida beach beauty marries her dream man and the newlyweds all set to live happily ever after till death
. the toxicology and autopsy shows diane schuler had a blood alcohol content of.19%. >> i go to bed every night knowing, my heart is clear. she did not drink. she is not an alcoholic. >> in addition, the autopsy revealed that diane schuler had approximately six grams of alcohol in her stomach. alcohol that had yet to be metabolized. >> i'm not saying that test is wrong here, but something had to happen. this is not a woman who would jeopardize five children. >> toxicology also reveals that diane schuler had a high level of thc. in her blood. thc is the active ingredient contained in marijuana. >> something happened to her brain. that doesn't give me an answer. does not give me an answer to the alcohol in her stomach. or the marijuana allegedly there. >> in conjunction with the collision reconstruction and its detailed examination of the schulers' van, investigators uncovered a broken, 1.75 liter bottle of vodka. >> she is not an alcoholic. >> if you believe the circumstances the way they are now described, you have to believe that a woman with five children in the car is smoking pot and drinkin
time. >>> plus, heart to heart. diane sawyer joins dr. mehmet oz in the operating room for a revealing interview with oprah's number one doctor. >>> and man fur. there was a time not long ago when bald was beautiful, but not now. why manscaping is out this summer and chestst h hair is bai withth a vengece. cacaptnsfor by abc, , inc. i'i'm m teterry moran. r fit t ti tonight, wewe havav led d atat i investigators believeve are thfacts about t h last hhours, ug follllowowing d follining drug. manany drugugs that jacacoon's t cod d no longeger r tataket. inan attempt get michaeae n to p he wasas given enen sedatitives to kiki him. von fremd reports. >> today court documents, seeking to raid the home office of jackson's personal physician, dr. conrad murray, were released. after weeks of leaks and speculation, for the first time we know the details of what police and the coroner believe happened in those fateful last 24 hours of jackson's life. a police affidavit says dr. conrad murray told los angeles detectives he had been treating jackson for six weeks for insomnia, giving him 50 mi
. >> diane schuler had a blood alcohol content of .19%. diane schuler had approximately six grams of alcohol in her stomach, alcohol yet ma tab liesed. toxicology reveals diane schuler had a high level of thc in her blood. thc the active ingredient contained in marijuana. >> i go to bed every night knowing my heart is clear. she did not drink. she was not an alcoholic. >> because we have never known diane to be anything but a responsible and caring mother and aunt, this toxicology report raises more questions than it provides answers for our family. >> i cannot believe that. this current manifested itself all of a sudden on this one sunday and never before did she imbibe liquor, in any quantity, never before did she use drugs. we intend to pursue any civil. i believe is a strong fragrance of criminality. i want to find out what did the husband, brother and other people know. >> and tonight a florida beach beauty, marries her dream man, and the newlyweds all set to live hap he ever after until death does them part. but the 26-year-old beauty didn't plan on was the hit man she hires to murder
morning to you. diane sawyer with chris cuomo, on this august 26th, 2009. robin is on assignment. we're joined by george stephanopoulos and dr. tim johnson and the abc news team. you're looking live at hyannisport, massachusetts, right now. and the home where senator kennedy died, looking out at the ocean he loved. >> the sun coming up. and this is where senator kennedy felt most alive. his lifetime spent battling. his last one, a year and three months. that's how long he fought brain canser. he died shortly before midnight. 77 years old. important to know the final moments of his life, he very much was intent on the cause of health care. something that was so central to his politics. >> whatever it took for him to be there, he was. the family released a poignant statement overnight saying, we've lost the irreplaceable center of ou family and the joyous light in our lives. he always believed that our best days were still ahead. but it's hard to imagine any of them without him. let's turn, now, to chief washington correspondent, george stephanopoulos, who got word shortly after he die
solutions to the test. captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> and good morning, america. i'm diane sawyer, here with david muir this morning. robin is away. chris is away this friday, august 21st, 2009. and there's a tsunami of outrage, pours over great britain this morning. >> all of the pictures pouring in. a hero's welcome for the bomber of the lockerbie pan am flight. all there to cheer him an as he arrives home. >> the still grieving families cannot believe this is happening. we want to know why. let's go to nick watt in london this morning. nick? >> reporter: good morning, diane. well, the families of those killed are asking, how can this man who was convicted of 270 counts of murder deserve to be shown any compassion? last night, megrahi touched down back in libya. this is what relatives of the dead did not want to see. megrahi returning home to a hero's welcome. [ screaming ] >> my baby. >> reporter: 20 years ago, families of the dead grieved. today, they are angry. >> he was convicted of mass murder. a convicted terrorist. >> reporter: susan cohen's daughter, was on pan am 103. >> it w
of the permanent portfolio funds with more than $4 billion in funds, and diane swonk who is chief economist at mesirow capital. diane, what the fed said is that financial conditions are leveling out and further financial conditions are improving further. do you agree? >> i agree. they are leveling out and they certainly didn't say they were soaring ahead, did they? >> no. >> well, saying we are seeing some cross currents in the economy, and good news and bad news. the armageddon scenario is behind us, but we are moving into an economic recovery, but it's very fragile and will be a rocky recovery at best. so the fed left the door open, the backdoor open to continue its quantitative easing, if necessary, and expand the balance sheet, although i it would like as we continue into move into 2010 to reduce the balance sheet and not raise the rates for quite a while, but certainly accommodate it. >> well, what about it, mike? i think that at some point there needs to ban exit strategy, they will need to do that and the fed will need to raise the rates. when does that start? >> yeah, i agree. they
for by abc, inc. >>> and good morning, america. robin is on assignment this morning. i'm diane sawyer on this thursday, august 6, 2009. and chris is back from anchoring our coverage of the shooting of all those women in the fitness class near pittsburgh. this morning, take a look. we have new video of the killer speaking. we're going to be searching for clues inside it, that might show how an ordinary neighbor or co-worker becomes increasingly deranged. >> we also found a second video. you're looking at one. this is sodini giving a tour of his own house. as you'll see, there's some remarkable things we find on this video. if you look closely, that book, is called "how to date young women for men over 35. "and something else new we found this morning. by analyzing, literally, computer code involved in s blog, a hidden message, that he had written about men. >> embedded in the computer. >> embedded in the code of his computer. >> and, of course, we do not forget the women who were in that room. we're going to tell you some of their stories. including the pregnant instructor, who said sh
that long island mother diane schuler was stoned and drunk when she plowed into the suv going the wrong way on the taconic parkway. schuler herself was killed along with her 2-year-old daughter and three nieces. >> i think anyone that knows and contributed to this should be brought to justice in one way or another. >> reporter: the family lawyer calling now for a full investigation saying he senses what he calls a fragrance of criminality. >> it's inconceivable to me that the family would be unaware of the fact that this woman drank a lot and used marijuana. >> she is not an alcoholic, and my heart is rested every night when i go to bed. something medically had to have happened. >> something happened to her brain. that doesn't give me an answer. does not give me an answer for the alcohol in her stomach or the marijuana allegedly there, and i'm not saying that test is wrong here. something had to happen. this is not a woman who would jeopardize five children. she was the one they chose to always drive. >> the fragrance of criminality? more like the odor of criminality, the stench, the pungen
for by abc, inc. >>> and good morningamerica. i'm diane sawyer with chris cuomo. robin is on assignment on this friday, august 28th, 2009. we have the fires out in the west. and the big storm bearing in on the east. >> we have the latest from both coasts. let's begin with sam champion. he's out on the end of long island, new york, where residents are watching out for danny. good morning, sam. >> good morning, chris. good morning, diane. this is the latest on tropical storm danny. it looks like we'll keep it a tropical storm. it's about 400 miles off the coast of cape hatteras. about 800 miles off where we're standing right now. and the waves on the eastern seaboard, are a little higher than normal. but we expect big waves as danny makes its way along the coastline over the next three days. with powerful waves from florida to the carolinas, storm danny will churn up the rest of the east coast. these nas dafoe toes show an how making a prediction on danny's exact path difficult. >> we have 10-foot to 12-foot seas. >> reporter: 11 states are watching danny's progress closely. but tropical
and pot. but tonight authorities hone in on daddy. >> the nightmare began with 36-year-old diane schuler with five kids in her minivan, mistakenly turned on to the taconic parkway's exit ramp. >> schuyler was apparently disoriented when she drove onto the ta conic parkway. >> the minivan continued in the wrong direction on the parkway for 1.7 miles before it hit this suv, carrying three men who were killed on impact. the minivan with the kids then careened into a third car, rolled down this embankment and burst into flames. >> toxicology reports found schuler was twice over the legal alcohol limit and showed evidence of marijuana use. >> it's difficult for me to believe that nobody knew the propensity of this woman to drink and have drugs. i think it's extremely unusual, extremely suspicious. i think that the family should have immediately notified the state police to stop that vehicle. they knew the license plate. and not let her proceed. yet they let her proceed. >> the question's asked, did she have an alcohol problem, did you know her to go to bars? >> absolutely not. >> did you know
'm diane sawyer in times square. robin is on assignment on this thursday, august 27th. and chris cuomo is anchoring our coverage from hyannisport, massachusetts. chris, good morning. any signs the family is stirring this morning? >> good morning, diane. i don't think i've ever been able to say this before, but the kennedy compound is quiet. and talking to family members, from youngest to oldest yesterday, they all remember teddy the same way. he was there for them always. and now, they are make sure they are there for him. the family is literally, taking shifts, holding vigil, over teddy's body, making sure the man who they love is never alone. even in the final moments, he showed his strength. >> there was a certain peace there that was absolutely beautiful. >> reporter: now, loved ones are gathering at the family compound to mourn and celebrate. >> that's what we're going to do in the next few days. celebrate his life, a wonderful life. >> reporter: a family who played in the surf where their uncle teddy loved. here is where the senator was most at home, here at the family compound.
morning, america. i'm diane sawyer, with chris cuomo. robin is on assignment, on this august 4th, 2009. and everyone has been thinking all along, who could sweep into north korea? who could gain the american journalists? >> the answer is presidentill clinton. he landed in the capital today. >> it's an extraordinary mission, as you say, because of the high level of it. and everybody wondering, since they have been there for five months, we know the sentence was 12 years of hard labor. will it work? let's go straight to martha raddatz and see what she has learned. martha? >> reporter: good morning, diane. the one thing that is clear here is bill clinton would not have gone to north korea unless he was certain he would be coming back with the two journalists. former president clinton arrived in north korea early tuesday, in an unmarked aircraft, met warmly by north korean officials, and a young girl bearing flowers. this trip has been in the works for week abc news was told the north koreans had two demands. an apology from the u.s. and a high-profile emissary to come to north korea. the
to the show. captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> and good morning, america. diane sawyer, with robin back, on this august 5th, 2009. >> abc news has confirmed who the shooter was. 48at man right ea 48-year-old, george sezini. walked into an l.a. fittsness center, outside of pittsburgh. opened fire on an aerobics class, of 30 to 40 women. >> we're going to show you a lot more of the strange blog that he wrote. said he'd been planning the shooting for more than a year. but wanted to see the results of the presidential election. chris cuomo is there, outside pittsburgh. and he has the latest. good morning, chris. >> we also have our other breaking story we want to talk about, first. we want to show you live pictures from burbank, california, this morning, where a plane carrying the american journalists and former president bill clinton will land late their morning. >> that's right. euna lee and laura ling arriving home, after spending nearly five months in their north korean prison. what happened behind the scenes? we'll bring you that in a moment. >>> right now, let's get to chris outside t
. captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> and good morning, america. welcome to this new week. i'm diane sawyer with robin roberts on monday, august 3rd, 2009. what could it have been like aboard that plane with that turbulence? still getting news in. >> we know it was a continental flight on its way to houston, texas, from rio de janeiro, a boeing 767, diverted to miami after dozens of people were injured because of violent turbulence. abc aviation expert lisa stark has the latest for us. >> reporter: good morning, robin. well, it was a boeing 767 as you say. it was a continental flight 128. that's a wide-bodied jet. we're told that there were 168 people on board. that's passenger and crew. they were on their way from rio de janeiro to houston where they hit turbulence. they were climbing to 38,000 feet. we're told they hit rough air, apparently very severe turbulence. they were about 50 miles north of the dominican republic at that time and the pilot decided to declare an emergency. it was that bad and to put down in miami where continental doesn't even really fly to miami. they decided to pu
. captions paid for by abc, inc. 14 and good morning to all of you. diane sawyer with chris cuomo, on this wednesday august 19th, 2009. robin is away. what a storm that was. >> it's a terrible tornado. what makes it worst it was not expected. it ripped through a crowded retail district in beaumont, texas. >> winds topping 110 miles per hour. leaving a trail of destruction half a mile long. >> several people are injured. could have been a lot worse because the roof literally caved in at a department store. you're looking at the aftermath, as this tornado went through this town. ryan owens is on the ground and taking a look at how this happened and the cleanup going on. >> reporter: good morning, diane and chris. this is an example of some of the damage. this is where you would return your cart in the shopping lot of the walmart. here in hurricane season. everyone in this part of the world, has their eyes on the atlantic ocean. the gulf of mexico. when suddenly, that twister stops by the mall. >> there it is. there's the tail right there. >> reporter: one resident caught the tornado
to meet with police. will criminal charges follow? >> long island mother diane schuler was stoned and drunk when she plowed into the bastardis' suv, going the wrong way on the taconic parkway. schuler herself was killed along with her 2-year-old daughter and three nieces. >> she left the campground in new york and went to mcdonald's. according to the employees at mcdonald's, she seemed fine, no problem, the kids seemed fine. she supposedly got back in her minivan and started driving. >> she did not drink. she is not an alcoholic. >> i feel that it is inconceivable that nobody in this -- in the deceased driver's family was aware of the fact that she had a drinking problem or a drug problem. >> the new york state police have told me that when they interviewed daniel schuler about his wife's medical conditions, they also asked him, did she do drugs recreationally, did she drink at all, and what he told them, according to what they told me later, was that she was a social drinker and that she occasionally smoked pot. >> did you know her to go to bars? >> absolutely not. >> did you kno
. >> it was the car crash that gripped the nation and devastated three families. three weeks ago, diane schuler drove the wrong way down a new york state highway, killing herself and her nieces and nephews and three others in a car. but what makes the circumstances surrounding the crash so bizarre is that schuler had marijuana and the equivalent of ten drinks in her system, a finding that her husband daniel won't accept. >> i go to bed every night knowing my mind is clear. she not an alcoholic. >> and now those affected by the crash wanted to know if schuler was hiding an addiction, if anyone who knew about it could have stopped her. >> how could other people not know? and these are all questions that my family want to know. want to know the truth. >> but schuler is described by friends and family as a typical suburban mom, a devoted parent with no drinking problem. it's raised the question -- did she have more in common with big stars like michael jackson than anyone could have imagined? ♪ jackson was poised to make a big comeback with 50 sold out performances and doctors gave him a clean bill of
-year-old diane schuler, was drunk, and high on marijuana at the time. but her husband came forward on thursday with tears in his eyes, insisting he had never seen his wife drunk. more of what he had to say in just a moment. plus, his sister-in-law will join us for a live interview. >> also ahead here this half hour, michael jackson's brother jermaine speaks out about the investigation into his brother's death, and how jackson's three children are doing. we're going to hear from him, and tell you where the family is considering moving a part of jackson's neverland ranch. >>> and a programming note. monday on "today" a live exclusive interview with kate gosselin. her first since announcing her split with jon. that is kate gosselin live, monday, only on "today." >>> but we are going to begin with the widow of the woman who drove the wrong way on a new york highway, causing a crash that killed eight people, including four children. nbc's rehema ellis has the latest. good morning, rehema. >> reporter: good morning, meredith. daniel schuler spoke out for the first time on thursday. and r
-year-old diane schuler driving her 2-year-old daughter, her 5-year-old son and three young nieces home from a summer weekend family outing. >> she was fine. we packed the cars up. like we always do. >> reporter: four hours later she hit and killed three men in a second vehicle, on a highway about 35 miles north of new york city. only schuler's 5-year-old son survived. days later, hundreds of neighbors, friends, and family members held a funeral service. husband mourning daughter and wife. schuler's brother and wife, saying good-bye to their three children. >> cherish your children. cherish your children. >> reporter: police investigators and family struggle to understand how this tragedy could have happened. at around 1:00 p.m. police say schuler called her brother, saying she felt disoriented but she continued driving. eyewitnesses later told police diane schuler drove erraticay for the next 60 miles before coming here. and in broad daylight with the minivan filled with children she entered this road, that is clearly marked one way, do not enter. schuler drove the wrong way, weaving t
benefits three times during this recession. for a closer look at today's numbers, we turn to: diane swonk, chief economist at mesirow financial, a diversified financial services firm in chicago; and jim ellis, assistant managing editor at "business week" magazine. diane swonk, companies are still shedding jobs but not as quickly. so, relatively speaking, better than expected, right? >> certainly better than expected. we also saw an increase in the hours worked which is one of those big precursors to hiring. firms are much more likely to take the employees they have and work them longer hours before they actually make that commitment to actually hiring workers. the other good news in the data was an increase in wages. that was really reflective in part on the higher men mum wage and a bounceback from some of the weakest wage numbers we've seen in the post world war 2 period. >> so jim ellis when you look at particular industries or sectors, where were the losses this time? does anything jump out to you as looking better this time around? >> there's nothing that really looks radically bette
. up 100%. joining us now on a cnbc exclusive, diane irvine, blue nile's president and ceo. first of all, a lot of questions. year over year decline in sales is only 5%. i was surprised given the fact that you sell expensive jewelry online. seems like people would be buying a lot less jewelry right now. how did you stay profitable? what are consumers doing? >> i think our proposition is one where in normal times we're 20% to 40% less than a typical jewelry store in terms of our pricing. we're selling a very high quality product. diamond prices are at levels we've last seen three-plus years ago. a great time to buy a diamond, and consumers are finding incredible prices at blue nile. our model is one that really speaks to consumer ins an environment like this, when people are looking for value, consumers are much more discerning. when you can go to a place like blue nile and find very high quality products for half the price, let's say, in a typical jewelry store, i think we're just gaining market share significantly at a time when many jewellers are closing their doors. >> diane, w
a subspecialty certificate. diane was very involved in this, in hospice and palliative medicine. medicine. so there now are board-certified specialist in this area, and notches in the primary care arena but in several different surgical specialties, in psychiatry, in neurology, in pediatrics as well. so the fact that there is no kind of a recognized way of saying this person actually has these skills should allow us going forward to be able, and maybe even have, you know, educate consumers, especially family members, ask these kind of questions. you know, do you have a specialist in this area, or do u have expertise in palliative medicine. learn that term, and ask people about it. that will begin to make a difference to. >> well, i appreciate your comment, gail, but i have to say this. someone who is work and the fee-for-service medical sector for over 30 years who has been basically at the mercy of whatever medicare, cms, decides every year what my services are worth, i have to tell you this when you talk about, let's not talk about more money in the system. and i'm not talking about that ei
, ready for the hustle? captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> good morning, america. diane sawyer wh chris cuomo on this tuesday, august 18th. and robin is away. the dow seemed to roll back since monday. >> the market goes up and goes down. what does it mean for the overall economy? there is a clue. not on wall street. but in a place like walmart, where parents are spending less on school supplies. >> for the latest, bianna golodryga, on the floor of the new york stock exchange. a look ahead and what's next. >> reporter: good morning, diane. we know that wall street has been betting on an economic recovery for the past few months. what we found out yesterday, the consumer is not the gambling type. in fact, they're not the spending type. analysts expect this to be the worst back-to-school shopping season in over ten years. the road to a recovery may be much bumpier than previously thought. sluggish back-to-school sales are creating first-day jitters of their own for retailers. sales are down 7.7%. with the average family spending $46 less than last year. >> basically, what we just got here
developments in the taconic parkway crash that killed eight. police say the diver, diane schuler, was drunk and high on ug when is she drove the wrong way for two miles on the parkway. this explains so much of what happened that day. we have two reports tonight. we'll begin with jim dolan at the state police barracks in hawthorne. jim? >> reporter: bill, you remember what they said at the time, right? she was a loving mother, a doting, devoted mother, except here's what we know now -- ripped on liquor and stoned on weed, diane schuler loaded up her car with her own children, with her brother's children and killed nearly all of them. the carnage was numbing but the mangled wreckage jarring was a as it was could not approach relating the horror that emerged from the parkway last week, a grim parade of lives young and old extinguished in a heart beat all, it turns out, because of a liquor fueled drugged mother who took to the road. >> she would have had difficulty with perception, with her judgment, with her memory. around that level of alcohol you also start to get what's called tunnel visio
is a woman or a man? captions paid for by abc, in >>> and good morning, america. diane sawyer, chris cuomo. robin roberts is off on this thursday, august 20th, 2009. and the dangerous weather will not step for the people in the midwest. tornadoes ripping through minnesota, wisconsin, iowa. in a moment, you're going to hear from a brave, young boy, in illinois, who was home alone in his basement, when the drnd blew away his house around him. >> the sounds outside of his home was louder than the music he was listening to. >>> and we're following hurricane bill. 800 miles south of bermuda. it's moved from a category 4 to a category 3. it's expected to get strong again. winds right now are at 120 miles per hour. >> and forecasters expect it to be strengthening overnight. will bill actually hit the eastern seaboard? we'll tell you more. let's begin our complete coverage this morning. breaking weather stories, beginning in the midwest with barbara pinto? >> reporter: good morning, buyian. a powerful tornado took aim at this small town. and you can see the results. house after house in ruins. roo
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